Northamptonshire child rapist may live out the rest of his days in prison

He was jailed yesterday

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 1:09 pm

A 68-year-old man who raped a young girl has been jailed for a total of nine years.

James Reeve, of Leamington, Warwickshire, was arrested after his young victim spoke to Northamptonshire Police in August 2019.

Reeve was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday, September 15).

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Northampton Crown Court.

Judge Adrienne Lucking QC sentenced Reeve to nine years. He was placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

Detective Constable Selena Leppard, of Northamptonshire Police’s Child Protection Team (CPT), said: “It took great courage for this little girl to speak about what happened when she was interviewed by the CPT. Her account was clear and compelling.

“It goes to show how the dedication and hard work of the CPT, as well as the courage of the victim and her family, has put another dangerous sex offender behind bars.

“I am very pleased with the sentence - Reeve is an elderly man who may live out the rest of his days in prison. If he is ever released he will be subject to management by the MOSOVO team and be on the Sex Offender Register for life.”

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